Flinders University's strategic research focus

Flinders University offers a number of Strategic Professorial appointments to elite international and Australian researchers to sharpen the University’s research profile and build strength in areas of strategic research significance.

This professional program brings new energy, research vigour and leadership to the University and further cements us as a research-intensive University. The program was introduced in 2010 by Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber and is led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robert Saint.

Strategic research professors

Professor Mark Taylor

Professor Mark Taylor
Biomedical engineering

Professor Pam Sykes

Professor Pam Sykes
Cancer

Professor Ross McKinnon

Professor Ross McKinnon
Cancer

Professor Colin Raston

Professor Colin Raston
Clean technology

Professor Arduino Mangoni

Professor Arduino Mangoni
Clinical pharmacology

Professor Patrick Hesp

Professor Patrick Hesp
Coastal hydrology

Professor Julian Meyrick

Professor Julian Meyrick
Creative arts

Professor Andrew Goldsmith

Professor Andrew Goldsmith
Criminology

Professor Stella Vosniadou

Professor Stella Vosniadou
Education

Professor Justine Smith

Professor Justine Smith
Eye and vision

Professor Paul Kirkbride

Professor Paul Kirkbride
Forensic science

Professor Okke Batelaan

Professor Okke Batelaan
Hydrology/hydrogeology

Professor Jerzy Filar
Mathematics

Professor Lambert Schuwirth

Professor Lambert Schuwirth
Medical education

Professor John Long
Palaeontology

Professor Julio Licinio

Professor Julio Licinio
Psychiatry

Professor Ma-Li Wong

Professor Ma-Li Wong
Psychiatry

Professor Mike Nicholls
Psychology

Professor Jason McCarley
Psychology

Professor Martin Westwell

Professor Martin Westwell
Science of learning

Professor Adam Graycar

Professor Adam Graycar
Social and policy studies

Professor John Arkwright
Biomedical engineering

Professor John Spoehr
Industrial Transformation

Kelton Tremellon

Professor Kelton Tremellen
Reproductive Medicine